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Moscow Metro: Part 1


I was drinking my second cup of coffee & I was thinking about the Moscow Metro. So I did a little home work on the Metro.
Moscow Metro (Russian: Московский метрополитен), which spans almost the entire Russian capital, is one of the world’s most heavily used metro systems. It is well known for the ornate design of many of its stations, which contain beautiful examples of socialist realist art.In total, the Moscow Metro has 292.9 km of route length, 12 lines and 176 stations; on a normal weekday it carries over 7 million passengers. Passenger traffic is considerably lower on weekends bringing the average daily passenger traffic during the year to 6.8 million passengers per day. The Moscow Metro is a state-owned enterprise.
The Moscow Metro is opens at about 5:30am until 1:00am the next day. The cost to ride the Metro is currently: (Jan, 2008) ; 1 ride is 19 rubles (78 US cents).

I think that the Moscow Metro is fabulous and this is the first of three articles that I am going to do on the Metro.

Lastest Statistics from Metro Site! Link…

Passengers2475.6 million passengers
— privileged category917.3 million passengers
—— students and schoolchildren254.6 million passengers
Maximum daily ridership9149.5 thousand passengers
Revenue from fares (2005)15997.4 million rubles
Route length292.9 km
Number of lines12
Longest lineSerpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya (41.2 km)
Shortest lineKakhovskaya (3.3 km)
Longest sectionStroginoKrylatskoye (6.7 km)
Shortest sectionDelovoy TsentrMezhdunarodnaya (502 m)
Number of stations176
— transfer stations60
— transfer points27
— surface/elevated15
Deepest stationPark Pobedy (84 m)
Most shallow underground stationPechatniki
Station with the longest platformVorobyevy Gory (282 m)
Number of stations single entrance70
Total number of entrances271
— with surface vestibules122
Total area of cladding754.3 thousand sq. m.
— with marble tiles340.1 thousand sq. m.
— with granite tiles68.6 thousand sq. m.
— with different tiles210.7 thousand sq. m.
— Other cladding materials134.9 thousand sq. m.
Number of turnstiles2374
Number of stations with escalators124
Number of escalators631
— including Monorail stations18
Total length of all escalator65.4 km
Number of depots15
Total number of train runs per day9915
Average speed:
— commercial41.71 km/h
— technical (2005)48.85 km/h
Total number of cars (per day)4428
Cars in service (average per day)3397
Total run of cars679.6 million car-kilometres
— with passengers649.5 million car-kilometres
Average run of cars per day548.1 car-kilometres
Average passengers per car53 people
Longest escalator126 m (Park Pobedy)
Total number of ventilation shafts393
Number of ventilation systems4965
Number of medical stations46
Total number of employees34792 people
— males18291 people
— females16448 people
Timetable fulfilment99.96 %
Minimum average interval90 sec
Average passenger trip13.0 km

Kyle & Svet

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